barber's itch


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bar·ber's itch

(bär′bərz)
n.
Inflammation of the hair follicles in a shaved area of the face and neck caused by a fungus; ringworm of the beard. Also called tinea barbae.

barber's itch

or

barber's rash

n
(Pathology) any of various fungal infections of the bearded portion of the neck and face. Technical name: tinea barbae

bar′ber's itch′


n.
inflammation of hair follicles in a shaved area of the skin, usu. caused by a fungal or staphylococcal infection; sycosis barbae.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barber's itch - fungal infection of the face and neck
ringworm, roundworm, tinea - infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
References in classic literature ?
We've ben boobs all these years, Bert, runnin' the chances of barber's itch an' everything.
They explained to Bede Academy in Blyth, Northumberland, that Ryan has Pseudofolliculitis - or barber's itch - and was advised not to shave.
A YOU have a condition called sycosis barbae or barber's itch.